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Re: [BKARTS] strange typo in recent books from Latin America



It is pronounceable...  señor@s would probably (I'm guessing) be pronounced
"señors y señoras".   Much like in English, "&tc." is pronounced "etcetera."
And not "ampersand T C".

But, really, I guess it should not really bother those of us that don?t
speak Spanish. 

Bill

 

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Subject: Re: [BKARTS] strange typo in recent books from Latin America

On Wed, 23 Jul 2008, Linde Brocato wrote:

> it's a decent solution to the
> gender issue in Spanish

No, it isn't.

a) there is no "issue" about gender in Spanish (although certain
mentalities may wish to foster the idea that one exists, for reasons
best known to themselves);

b) it's unpronounceable.

Let's hope that this ridiculous example of PC madness dies a quiet death.
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